On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 02:00:45 +0530
Sai Hertz And Control Systems <sank89(at)sancharnet(dot)in> wrote:
> > and all the PostgreSQL files. My question is if I restore this
> > snapshot will PostgreSQL work? I know if doing a typical file
> > system backup of PostgreSQL I must first stop the postmaster or the
> > backup will not produce a useable PostgreSQL system. Is it
> > necessary to stop the postmaster for this snapshot backup also?
I've done testing on this. It works fine.
Just make sure you're doing a filesystem snapshot and not a "cp".
To PG it just looks like the power went out or some other failure.
It'll replay parts of its log and be on its merry way. This is *much*
faster than using pg_dump / pg_restore, especially on huge db's.
If you are using xfs you may want to wrap the snapshot call with
It may also be nice every once in a while to do a normal pg_dump..
Jeff Trout <jeff(at)jefftrout(dot)com>
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